Goa: State Government allows detention facility for foreigners at Aguada jail

26 August 2016, 06:08 PM

The state government has given a go ahead to the police department to set up a detention facility at erstwhile Aguada prison for accommodating foreigners found in the conflict with law in Goa.

"Goa government has agreed to give a part of Aguada jail, which is vacant now, to be converted into a detention centre," Deputy Inspector General of Police, Vimal Gupta told PTI on Friday.

The police department had proposed to set up such facility which can accommodate up to minimum 30 people, who can be kept there until their deportation formalities are completed.

"Several foreigners are found loitering in the state without valid documents, but they are left on their own in the absence of detention centre. Several of them are out on bail, waiting for their case before the court to be decided," the DIG said. He said there are some locals who are "professionals" in giving sureties to the foreigners when they are left on the bail, which is a "clear cut nexus". 

First Published: Friday, August 26, 2016 05:52 PM
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